Friday, 22 April 2016

Coffee Break

It was coffee break
Girls gathered round the machine
The usual gossip

There was much laughing
About boys and the weekend
Then Hilda appeared

Back to work you girls
The old supervisor said
Sternly as she could

She recalled those days
When she worked on the shop floor
She'd been one of them

They'd get the sequel
At the afternoon's break time
She wished she could hear

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  1. I like this slice of life. "As sternly as she could" can be taken lots of different ways, and I like that ambiguity.

  2. There are alway indians and chiefs. Moi..I am the fly on the wall:)

  3. There are good things about crappy jobs - usually it's your other colleagues and tea break - i love the picture with this one too